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Suck It Up, Stop Being Cheap and Invest In Yourself

Are you sick and tired of repeating the same cycles with your finances and career?

You plan to save more money, but you never do. You plan to get a better job, but it never pans out. You plan to start a business, but it never happens.

Tons of people just like you are wondering why they can’t get from Point A to Point B.

I’m even one of them. 

I come from the school of thought that you do everything on your own in the cheapest way possible and eventually it’ll turn out right if you work on it morning, noon and night.

Up until this point, it’s never failed me.

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I launched a business by myself without spending much money and it’s turned a profit. So I figured since I’ve done this much why put money into making improvements or seeking help?

I can just learn as I go.

Even though I knew the value of finding help, I laughed to myself thinking I had found the secret to keeping my business expenses very low:

“Muahaha. I can figure everything out in-house and save money.”

*Skips all the way to the bank.*

Turns out the joke was on me.

In a big way.

Last month, I hit a roadblock. I wasn’t making the progress I wanted. I was working 10+ hours a day without seeing a direct benefit to my bottom line. And I just couldn’t seem to focus my energy in the right places.

So out of desperation, I broke down and did the unthinkable (sooooo unthinkable that my good friend couldn’t even believe I did it).

I Hired Someone

I started paying a coach to help me turn my business into something more sustainable. Now, I have an experienced biz owner keeping me accountable for my business goals. And a supporter who can demystify the online business world when I’m completely lost.

Let me tell you, it’s improved my business outlook in a major way.

After just one session I found the motivation and direction necessary to keep pushing through the tough spot. I even discovered ways to make more money.

Now I wonder how far along I would be today if I had invested in myself sooner.

So ask yourself: How far along could you be two months (or even two days) from now if you hire someone to help you in areas where you’re having trouble? If you’re intrigued by the possibilities, maybe it’s time to invest in yourself.

Of course, your troubles may have nothing to do with building a business, but the idea is the same.

You need help, we all do. It’s not possible to do everything on your own.

Point blank. Period.

How Can You Find Someone to Help You?

If you’re itching to find a helping hand there are many coaches selling services online. Keep in mind some of them are reputable… and some of them aren’t.

The best way to vet a coach is by using a combination of the tips below:

  • Look for a successful track record – The best coaches are people who’ve done what you hope to do in the future. People who walk the walk and talk the talk. After all, they teach and guide through first-hand experience. Someone who knows what they’re doing “in theory” to me is less valuable.
  • Read testimonials – The opinions of people who’ve found success after working with a coach are super important. You want to know that the advice someone will give you is worth the money.
  • Ask for referrals from people you trust – If someone you know has paid a coach, ask them for the inside scoop to see if their coach is the right fit for you.
  • Do some digging on people you admire – The best coaches or mentors are often someone you already look up to. Do some research on websites of people you like to see if they coach and submit an inquiry. Who doesn’t want to partner with the best?

 

And Don’t Look Back

We both know I’m one for saving money. But I’ve found that sometimes spending the extra cash is worth the investment. Saving money now is nothing if it doesn’t set you up for success in the future.

Has a coach ever changed your life for the better? 

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Taylor K. Gordon is a writer and money blogger. She writes on how to live your best life without going broke.

2 Comments
  1. Reply Chonce Maddox March 4, 2015 at 10:45 am

    Glad you were able to invest in yourself and get a coach to help you move your business forward! I’ve found that working with a reputable coach is often worth the investment and you get ahead on your goals quicker and avoid a ton of mistakes. Good luck with everything!

    • Reply Taylor March 5, 2015 at 8:32 pm

      Hi Chonce, thanks for stopping by! Totally agree, I’ll try anything that will help me cut corners. 🙂

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